Community Watchdogs

The Community Watchdog program was created by the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS®

Uncle Sam

to ensure that new legislation does not negatively affect the real estate industry or private property owner’s rights.

These volunteers are the watchdogs for the real estate industry, and help keep the Legislative Committee informed of “hot issues.” The role of the watchdog is an informative only and not one of advocacy.

Watchdogs are asked to submit an email reporting any real estate activity or meeting agendas/minutes to the ACAR staff.  It is as simple as that!

The Legislative Committee and staff monitor activity in 90 communities in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties.  We do an extremely effective job, but we need your help to keep up this high level of success. ACAR is trying to build relationships with communities and this program enables us to get our “foot in the door” early in the legislative process.

To apply, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in learning more about the program contact Jamie McMillen at (216) 525-4834 or at

News from City Hall Reporting Form

We are currently looking for Local Political Coordinators to serve the following Cuyahoga County communities:

  • Bay Village
  • Beachwood
  • Bedford
  • Bedford Heights
  • Bentleyville
  • Berea
  • Bratenahl
  • Broadview Heights
  • Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Brook Park
  • Chagrin Falls
  • Chagrin Falls Twp.
  • Cuyahoga Heights
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid
  • Fairview Park
  • Garfield Heights
  • Gates Mills
  • Glenwillow
  • Highland Heights
  • Highland Hills
  • Hunting Valley
  • Independence
  • Lakewood
  • Linndale
  • Lyndhurst
  • Maple Heights
  • Mayfield Village
  • Middleburg Heights
  • Moreland Hills
  • Newburgh Heights
  • North Olmsted
  • North Randall
  • North Royalton
  • Oakwood
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Olmsted Twp.
  • Orange Village
  • Parma
  • Parma Heights
  • Pepper Pike
  • Richmond Heights
  • Rocky River
  • Seven Hills
  • Shaker Heights
  • South Euclid
  • Strongsville
  • University Heights
  • Valley View
  • Walton Hills
  • Warrensville Heights
  • Westlake
  • Woodmere

We are currently looking for Local Political Coordinators to serve the following Summit County communities:

  • Barberton
  • Green
  • Hudson
  • Macedonia
  • Munroe Falls
  • New Franklin
  • Norton
  • Stow
  • Tallmadge
  • Twinsburg
  • Boston Heights
  • Clinton
  • Lakemore
  • Mogadore
  • Northfield
  • Peninsula
  • Reminderville
  • Richfield
  • Silver Lake
  • Boston Twp.
  • Copley Twp.
  • Coventry Twp.
  • Northfield Center Twp.
  • Richfield Twp.
  • Sagamore Hills Twp.
  • Springfield Twp.
  • Twinsburg Twp.



Apply to Be a Local Political Coordinator

  • You are willing to assist with covering city council meetings when needed, and will report relevant action or discussion to the Legislative Committee or Government Affairs Director.